Jeremy Greenwood

Jeremy John Denis Greenwood CBE (born 7 September 1942) is a British ornithologist and was Director of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) from 1988 [1] until he retired in September 2007.[2]

Greenwood was educated at Royal Grammar School Worcester and St Catherine's College, Oxford.

Prior to working at the BTO, he spent 20 years as a lecturer in biological sciences at the University of Dundee.[3] He is also president of the European Ornithologists Union. He is also an honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham's Centre for Ornithology.[4] He was responsible for publishing the two largest surveys on British bird populations.

Since 2000, he has been a trustee of The British Birds Charitable Trust, which publishes British Birds magazine[5] On retirement from the BTO, he took up an honorary professorship with the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling, at the University of St. Andrews.[3]

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours, "for services to conservation".[6]


  • The EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds, T & A D Poyser, 1997 ISBN 0-85661-091-7 (contributor)


  1. BTO Press Release 19 March 2007 Archived 12 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 4 February 2009
  2. British Birds. 100 (4): 257. April 2007. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. "(Editorial footnote to) The Origin of the Birdwatching Term "Jizz"". British Birds. 111 (5): 292-294. May 2018.
  4. Birmingham University
  5. Charity Commission register entry for British Birds Charitable Trust
  6. "No. 58557". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2007. p. 7.

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